Saudi Whiskey

Amusing post on Abu Aardvark on the outrage over a TV clip shown in Saudi featuring a woman drinking whisky. I'm shocked too -- it seems from the picture to be a rather cheap blend. With all their money, you would think Saudis could afford a nice 12-year-old single malt.

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region,